Gilas Pilipinas defeats China
Gilas Pilipinas defeated China, 72-69 led by Terrence Romeo with 18 points (3/4 from 3) held in Bologna, Italy. Andray Blatche with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Gilas. Yi Jianlian, Qi Zhou and Ailun Guo did not play for China.
Jeff Chan contributed 10 points (2/2 from 3) while Jayson Castro scored 9 points. Ranidel de Ocampo was ejected in the 2nd quarter after an altercation with a player from China.
Terrence Romeo made 2 crucial three-point shots in the 4th quarter (13 points in the 4th) while Marc Pingris made a clutch basket and 1/2 free throws in the dying minutes of the game to seal the win for Gilas Pilipinas.
This was the 1st game of Gilas Pilipinas after the announcement of the Final 12 players who will play in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament and the last tune-up game in Europe as they will go back to Manila after almost 3 weeks of training outside the country.
Philippines 72 – Romeo 18, Blatche 14, Chan 10, Castro 9, Fajardo 5, Reyes 5, Pingris 3, Rosario 3, Aguilar 2, Norwood 2, Parks 1, de Ocampo 0.